Metropolitan Newsletter - Week of October 1, 2021



Greetings! May God’s love embrace you as we continue to worship, liberate and serve.


During the weekend, we look forward to engaging with you as you pick up your communion elements at the church between 11 am and noon Saturday and on Sunday in worship with meditations starting at 9 am and service at 9:30 am.


During the week, we look forward to your presence during Morning Meditations at Metropolitan at 7 am Monday through Friday, for our Men's prayer call at 7:30 am Monday and Noonday, and Pastor's Study on Wednesday.


The book we are using for Noonday and Pastor's Study is Holy Imagination: A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible by Judy Fentress-Williams. You can purchase the book at Indiebook.org, Christianbook.com, Target, and Amazon.


Lastly, this week the second quarterly conference will be held on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. All leaders, officers, and ministers should have received the link to join the meeting.

 

We look forward to worshipping together on Sunday.

Meditations begin at 9 am; Worship begins at 9:30 am

Join via Computer or Tablet: https://zoom.us/j/975804722

Join via Phone 1-929-205-6099, 975804722

Watch Live on Facebook and YouTube

 

Looking for replays of our worship services? You can find replays of Worship on our website and on our YouTube channel.

 

 


 


 


Please consider participating in a Black Male Dementia Caregiver Burden Study.

A research study at George Washington University is investigating the cognitive

and physiological effects of Black American caregivers.

You MAY BE eligible to participate if:

- You are an adult Black male between the ages of 30 and 85

- You are a non-caregiver or caregiver

- If you are a caregiver, you are caring for a family

member or loved one (spouse, sibling, parents, or family

friend) diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia

- You agree to participate in the study

To register go to: Contact Form | Black Male Caregiver Burden Study (qualtrics.com)



 


We celebrate Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale was awarded the Mayor's Creative Arts Award. We celebrate the work that she does with the DC Legendary Musicians, Inc. Congratulations!

 


Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating Birthdays in October!

 


Happy Anniversary to all those celebrating Anniversaries in October!

 


Save The Date: Our Back to School service has been postponed until October 11th at 6:30 pm on the Metropolitan AME Church Facebook and YouTube, all are invited to join us for this intergenerational event celebrating our youth.


 


The Women's Ministry is excited to bring back our monthly Women's Bible Study. Every second Thursday of every month we will be engaging in spiritual devotion and reflection and lead by one of our Women clergy in our church. We are excited to experience the complex voices, interpretations, and wisdom our community has to share! All are welcome in this space.


The first session will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm and facilitated by Sis. Wasaba Sidibay. We hope to see you there.


Join the Women’s Ministry for their monthly Bible Study on October 14th at 7 pm. https://zoom.us/j/93793695245?pwd=QkJGbk9ucmxtVWxWaCtIOEdINE9UUT09

Meeting ID: 937 9369 5245

Passcode: STUDY

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,93793695245# US (Washington DC)

 


Save the Date: Join the Church School on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 11 o'clock AM for our annual Homecoming Celebration. This year's theme is : “Keeping The Connection: Staying Rooted In The Lord”. The Zoom link information will be forthcoming.

 


It’s time to begin submitting your Advent submissions for this year’s virtual booklet. Please send your Advent submission of 250 words or less, including a title, scripture, reflection, and a brief prayer in an email to Dr. Yvonne Bolling at yvonne.bolling@verizon.net.

Please send your submission as a Word document to arrive no later than October 24, 2021.

 



The YPD is seeking scripture readers for Sunday morning worship services for October. Please sign up at the link below and/or contact Sis. Karla Bruce-Choice with your questions at karlabruce@hotmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eaaa822aa8-metropolitan2

 


The Men's Prayer Call is a sacred space where brothers can share and explore their relationship with God in Christ Jesus. All brothers are encouraged to join. The call will be every Monday Morning at 7:30 am – 7:45 am on Zoom.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78045010050?pwd=QzVmUEUzb0I2SlhQcFlRU1JlV3NUZz09

Meeting ID: 780 4501 0050

Passcode: urst5J

 

FEMA will be reimbursing funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, to families of coronavirus victims. For more information go to: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

 

Your giving is a wonderful expression of God’s generosity.

As you know, there are several ways to give: via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, via credit card on the website via Realm, and via text, PayPal or Cash App.

To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; find us on PayPal; our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME.



 


 

Please pray for those experiencing grief and for health, strength, and healing all of those in need. In particular, we lift Dr. Mercedes Dickson in the passing of brother Willie James McNair and Bro. Larry Drayton in the passing of his brother-in-law Adolf Simmons.

We also ask for your continued prayers for Sis. Angela Welch, Bro. Tilman Gerald, Sis. Ruby McZier, Amb. Shirley Barnes, Bro. Lloyd Fennell Jr., Dr. Wilma Harvey, Bro. Garland Dixon Sr., (husband of Dr. Freddie Dixon), Deaconess Beverly Lee, Sis. Rosemarie Elliott, Sis. Janice Ferebee, Bro. Lacey Flagg, Dr. Mercedes Dickson, Rev. Aisha Karimah, Sis. Ruby Joyce, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee.

 


Rev. Lamar, Rev. Moya, and Church Family -

Your expressions of care and concern continue to be a source of comfort and support as my family and I grieve the death of my sister-in-law.

I am so grateful for your prayers, calls, cards, texts, emails, and especially to be part of such a loving church family. Please continue to pray for my family and me as we continue to work through the loss of our loved one.

-Continued blessings, Flavia Walton and family



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